(^\/ r OUR home is the most important
_£ purchase you will ever make.
Probably the largest in dollars and
cents; certainly the one that will most di-
rectly influence your comfort, happiness
and well being for many years to come.
Surely, in considering this purchase
your first thought should be to provide the
greatest possible assurance that your new
home will be all you expected it to be.
Liberty Homes and the Liberty Ready-Cut
System give you that assurance. The Lib-
erty System takes the gamble and uncer-
tainty out of building — protects you from
the heartaches that result from faulty
planning, excessive costs, and improper or
In every Liberty Home the construction
is of the same type as that of the attrac-
tive, costly Architect-Built homes you
have often seen and admired. They are
erected in exactly the same manner as any
other sturdy, substantial home is built,
each individual piece of material stoutly
and permanently nailed in place in the
same way that first-class carpenters are ac-
customed to build good homes.
Briefly, the Liberty System of Home
Building is simply this — a system by
means of which you can select from a
large variety of styles and sizes of houses
the one which ideally meets your idea of
the kind of a home you would like to own.
It offers you the protection of a Complete
Home-Building Service, including not
only the architectural plans and working
instructions, but also the lumber, meas-
ured and cut in the proper lengths to
conform exactly with the building plans.
You are also furnished with the necessary
sizes and quantities of nails, the hardware,
paint, stains, varnish, doors, windows,
roofing and other materials specified in
detail on another page of this catalog.
The result is a home that is not only
architecturally correct in every particular
but is built according to plans which have
been tried and proved by hundreds of
others like yourself who wanted a first-
quality home at a fair and reasonable price.
Now turn the page and read the com-
plete story of the Liberty Ready-Cut Sys-
tem and its many advantages from the
standpoint of quality, ease of construction
and, most important of all, LOW COST.
jN BUILDING a house, the part of
the work that is the hardest and
takes up the most time is the
measuring, sawing and planing the lumber
— getting it ready to put up. The actual
work of nailing it in place is easily and
Make it a point some day to watch a
carpenter building a house and see how
much time he spends with his rule and
pencil, figuring and measuring the lengths
and angles of the various pieces of lumber,
and then count up how many hours each
day are consumed in sawing all of the
lumber by hand. You will realize at once
that a good share of the carpenter's time
is being wasted in doing things which
could be done much more quickly and
cheaply by machinery.
The Liberty System of Home Building
eliminates entirely the expense of having
to pay a carpenter for the hours he spends
every day in getting the lumber ready to
nail in place. In our mills the work of
measuring, sawing and mitering is all done
by machinery — not only in a fraction of
the time it takes to do it by hand but also
with absolute accuracy.
The result is that you will not have to
pay a carpenter nearly as much to build a
Liberty Home because it will not take him
nearly so long. In fact, in many cases, it
is not necessary to hire a carpenter at all.
With the difficult measuring and sawing
eliminated, you can take advantage of the
assistance offered by your friends and
neighbors, and trust them with the work
of nailing — because the lumber is cut to
exact size and fits into its proper place
without any alterations.
By purchasing the materials for your
home from us, cut to size and ready to
nail in place, you save hours and hours of
For example, it takes a carpenter about
eight hours to measure and saw the rafters
for the roof of an average size house. In
our mill, however, we can saw the rafters
for two or three dozen houses in the same
length of time.
When you consider that the same saving
applies throughout the various other parts
of the construction, you will see at once
why the Liberty System enables you to
build your home at such an extremely low
Measuring and Sawing
When You Build
a Liberty Home
the Reasons Why!
M 3p! HERE is no magic in our being
able to furnish you with the ma-
terials for building your home at
a price that will save you a substantial sum
of money. The explanation is very simple!
In the first place, we manufacture an
immense number of homes every year —
and quantity production results in tre-
mendous savings in the building of homes
just as it does in the building of automo-
biles, refrigerators, stoves or any other
Efficient Production Methods
In the second place, the mammoth Lib-
erty mills are equipped with the most
modern electrically operated machinery,
designed to cut lumber accurately and eco-
nomically. Such efficient production
methods enable us to produce the finished
product at a fraction of the usual cost.
Thirdly, the business we do is not con-
fined to one small community, but is
nation-wide in its scope. Consequently we
are able to purchase materials in tremen-
dous quantities at much more advantageous
prices than if we had to buy our lumber,
paints, hardware and other materials in
small lots as a local contractor would have
Then, too, we employ no agents, solici-
tors or traveling salesmen, whose salaries
have to be added to the cost of what we
sell. This, in itself, results in a consider-
able saving of money to you.
But the savings above mentioned are not
all by any means. Read on and see!
Not a Piece of Lumber Wasted F
Waste is one of the greatest enemies of
Life. It robs your energy. It robs your
bank account. Did you ever notice the
heaps of wasted materials lying around a
newly finished house. This wasted mate-
rial costs the owner good money, just as
much as the material actually used, yet it
was thrown away. It makes you feel good
to know that when you build the Liberty
way, all this waste has been eliminated and
you pay only for the material that is
actually used for construction.
Not a Penny Thrown Away!
Good building material is too valuable
to be wasted. Through scientific planning
and manufacturing methods, every inch of
good lumber is used. Where there is not
waste, there is no overcharge. In building
a Liberty Home you profit from these ef-
ficient production principles.
But this is not all that you save — as you
will see when you read the following pages.
BEARS ago, before the Liberty Method
*1 of home-building was established, the
m ideal way to build a home was to have
the work supervised from beginning to end by a
capable architect who was experienced in de-
signing and building good homes. An architect
understands proper construction methods; he
knows the proper materials to use for each par-
ticular purpose; he sees to it that your home is
built exactly in accordance with approved plans
No Extra Fees
CJ 4 ) HEN you build a Liberty Home you
f/1/receive the benefit of valuable architec-
tural service without having to pay any
extra fee. Every Liberty Home is designed by
an experienced architect, and the materials are
selected and manufactured exactly in accord-
ance with his detailed plans and specifications.
Our architectural service assures you that your
home will be properly constructed in every par-
ticular. On the other hand, if you hire a carpen-
ter to furnish the material and build you a house
for a certain sum of money, there is no way for
you to know definitely what the final results will
be. He may scrimp here and there, perhaps splic-
ing short pieces of lumber together where full
length pieces are required. The result usually is
a house of flimsy construction.
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INHERE is nothing new or experi-
mental about the construction
principles followed in the design-
ing of Liberty Homes. They are the out-
growth of 44 years of experience in the
building of homes of a fine, substantial
type — homes numbered well up into the
thousands in practically every section of
One of the outstanding superiorities of
Liberty construction is that every piece of
lumber is of adequate size and strength to
meet the particular requirements of the use
to which it is to be put.
For example, where experience lias
shown certain timbers, such as girders,
joists, studding and rafters, must be of a
particular weight or dimension in order to
insure the proper degree of sturdiness and
rigidity, our architects see to it that the
specifications, in every case, fully meet
Make This Simple Comparison
Contrast this with houses that you see a
carpenter erecting without architectural
supervision. Observe how the carpenter
has filled in here and there with crooked
boards and short pieces full of knots. Then
when the house is finished, squint along
the walls and see if they are straight. See
if the rooms are the same dimension at
one side as at the other by examining the
floor boards, or by looking to see if the
wallpaper has the same pattern in the cor-
ners of the room from top to bottom.
In Every Detail
IN THE Liberty System
of home building, noth-
ing is left to chance.
Every construction detail is fig-
ured out by our architects in
advance, so that when the house
is shipped to you, every piece of
lumber is cut the right length and at the
correct angle to fit properly. Consequently,
when the work of erection is completed,
you have a house that stands four square
■ — with walls straight and plumb, and
every detail of its construction carried out
exactly as called for in the plans.
Even though you were to pay an archi-
tect several hundred dollars to design your
home, you could have no home more
solidly and substantially constructed than
Conforms to Building Codes
The construction of Liberty Homes is
carried out in strict accordance with the
best modern engineering practice and will
fully meet the requirements in practically
If, however, there should be any change
from standard construction that your local
building code requires, we will be glad,
when requested, to provide for such
changes and furnish the materials accord-
ingly, charging only for the extra mate-
rial, if any, that may be needed.
planned so that
The Money You Spend for Rent
Will Soon Pay for a Home
HE only way to protect yourself
against rising rents is to build a
home of your own. Otherwise you
are forever at the mercy of landlords and
are forced to pay whatever they choose to
demand. How much more pleasant it is to
have a home of your own, free from con-
stant worries about being obliged to move,
should your landlord take a notion to raise
your rent beyond what you can afford to
And, best of all, think how nice it is to
have a home of your own when you get
along in years and your income drops!
Then it will be harder than ever to meet
the monthly rent payments. Decide now to
protect yourself from this future burden
by building a home of your own this very
month. There is nothing that will give you
greater satisfaction, comfort, and a sense
of security in years to come!
Change in Floor Plans
May Be Made to Suit Your
The plans for each and every Liberty
Home shown in this catalog have been de-
veloped by our architects with great care,
resulting in plans that are most practical
from the standpoint of convenience in
arrangement, as well as economy in build-
ing. We recommend you choose the design
that suits you best and build it just as
planned by our architects. Maximum sav-
ings will be the result.
If you should find, however, that minor
changes in the plan or in the specifications
would be desirable in your particular case,
we will be glad to accommodate you by
making such changes which our architects
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HE Liberty method of construc-
tion is so simple that many pur-
chasers of Liberty Homes do all
of the building themselves. If you have the
time, you will save just that much more
money, and, in addition, you will have a
great deal of pleasure.
But, whether or not you do the build-
ing yourself, the Liberty method enables
you to save money by being your own
contractor. The fact that Liberty con-
struction plans are so much more complete
than the usual architects' drawings makes
it possible to build a Liberty home without
the least difficulty.
The figures at the bottom of the page
will give you an idea as to how long it will
take to erect the particular Liberty home
you want, if you hire one carpenter and
two helpers to do the work. You can, of
course, shorten this time considerably by
arranging to help in whatever spare time
you have, thereby also reducing the ex-
pense of carpenter labor.
You will see by the letters from our cus-
tomers that many of them built their own
homes with no outside help at all — yet they
did not have the least bit of trouble.
Estimated Time To Build
Ashland 22 Dover . . .
Beverly 14 Eden ....
Brighton 16 Edmund .
Cambridge 23 Fairfield .
Castlewood 10 Lafayette
Cavalier 30 La Salle .
Clinton A 12 Mayfair ..
Clinton B 13 Nantucket
Columbia 21 National .
Concord 16 Newport .
Cornell 17 Pilgrim . .
Delaware 17 Richmond
Following is given the estimated number of
days' time required by one carpenter with two
helpers working eight hours a day to build
each Liberty Home,
St. Regis 28
Van Dyke 24
Wellington A 18
Wellington B 23
llgfll VERY step in the building of a Lib-
1 erty Home is figured out for you, so
that all you have to do is follow the
drawings and instructions which we furnish
Take the foundation, for example. As soon
as your order is received, our architectural
department will send you the detailed work-
ing blueprints and complete instructions on
how to build your foundation — either with a
basement or without it — in accordance with
the soundest building principles. By the time
the materials for your home are delivered,
your foundation should be completed, ready
for your carpenters to start building without
losing one hour.
Nothing To Figure Out!
/£~JUR, complete detailed plans and working i
\^JI tions show you just how to go about it. We
you these working instructions, together
complete set of blueprints, several days before the
rials for your home are to
You will find the Liberty
method of construction very
easy to understand. Every
step is clearly explained, and
the materials numbered to
correspond with the working
plans and instructions. No
time is lost in sorting.
Whether you do the work
yourself or hire a carpenter,
the work of erecting a Lib-
erty Home is easy, simple,
and systematic. Your home
will be up and ready to move Basement
into almost before you know m e ^ ocess
J - or Construction
Iti from Blueprint
Blueprints Easy to Follow
"We are well pleaded with our Liberty
home and garage. 1 have done all the
work myself with my wife as helper. Sev-
eral carpenters have looked at our house
lately and think 1 did a good job the whole
way thru. I have never worked at car-
penter work in my life, but I was able
to read the blue print with no
trouble at all, and I just followed
it. and d'd fine." George Sanders,
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The CONCORD— Moa -fltttectfa
HunGaLow - Well Planned - J-ow in @o5t
To look at the pleasant exterior design and to visit its
well-arranged interior, no one would guess that the Con-
cord is priced as low as the figure shown on our price list.
The Concord is a charming home that offers you the
choice of two good plans with large, comfortable rooms
with generous closet space. Plan A is arranged with a
grade cellar stairway. In Plan B the grade entrance ad-
dition as shown on page 47 should be used when a cellar
stairway is desired.
In the Concord every inch of space is used to good
advantage, and whichever plan you choose, you will have
a home that will give you much more satisfaction than
your money could buy anywhere else.
And here's another thing in its favor — the roomy attic
can easily be finished off to make another bedroom.
Shingles are furnished for the sidewalk with gray
creosote stain for two full brush coats. These shingles
are guaranteed to give satisfactory service for 25 years
as explained on page 41. Shutters and flower boxes fur-
nished as shown. Height of ceilings S'6".
The WELLINGTON - - -0 P*ty Winn* -
-Otttactha - Economical - U/ell Planned
The neat English exterior of this favorite design, with the
brown stained side wall shingles, encloses an interior plan that
will please the tastes of many modern families. Modern home
makers require more in a home than an attractive exterior, as
they become more and more economical in the saving of time
and steps. Convenience is one of the first requisites of a good
design. In both plans of the Wellington we find the happy
combination of an attractive exterior and a most convenient
plan combined with good taste and real economy.
Plan A is designed for the family requiring only two bed-
rooms with a large attic space that can easily be made access-
ible by having an attic stairway leading up out of the kitchen
over the present cellar stairs. The small additional cost for
attic stairs, extra door, etc., will be quoted on request.
In Plan B the large
attic space has been
utilized to provide for
two bedrooms in addi-
tion to the splendid large
bedroom on the first
shutters and flower
boxes are furnished for
front windows as shown
Height of ceilings first
floor 8'6", second floor
The CORNELL - - -0 J/om* l/ou
U/ill £e Ptoud to <?all 1/out Own
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For attractiveness in outward ap-
pearance and convenience in interior
arrangement, it would be difficult to
find a home more appealing than the
charmingly designed Cornell.
Departing from the more conven-
tional square or rectangular type of
house, its jutting front and outward-
extending living room give it a dis-
tinguished appearance that is seldom
found except in much more expen-
sive homes. The slatLed Colonial shut-
ters and the front gable, with its
circular window set off by a back-
ground of plain matched siding,
combine to contribute to the exterior
a touch of distinction, while the dou-
ble layer and 12-inch exposure of the
shingles on the sidewall creates an
effect that is unusually pleasing.
When you study the floor plan, you
will be immediately impressed by the
size of the living room. Measuring 18
feet in length and 12 feet in width.it
provides ample room not only for an
abundance of chairs and occasional
tables but also for a grand piano.
This room, as well as all of the others,
has a full ceiling height of 8 feet.
Among the other notable features
are a large guest closet off the vesti-
bule, a clothes closet in each of the
bedrooms, and a linen closet open-
ing off the hallway.
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The MAYFAIR - - 4n 3d**L 4/om*
(food to Jlook -fit - Pleaiant to Jlive Dn
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Seldom will you find a home that can
compare with the Mayfair from the
standpoint of an attractive exterior
combined with a well-planned interior.
In fact, it is hard to imagine how
either one could he improved to add a
higher degree of beauty or a greater
degree of convenience than has been
attained in this superbly modern home.
With double-lap shingles accentuating
the breadth of its 30 ft. front, and with
slatted Colonial shutters to lend a touch
of color and contrast, the Mayfair can-
not but excite the admiration of all
who have an eye for beauty. Everyone
who sees it is immediately filled with
the desire to own it.
Glance at the floor plan and observe
what a large living room the Mayfair
provides. Then look at the kitchen and
see how a scries of cabinets (Style C-4)
can be arranged along the right-hand
side, with the sink and work-table in
the center, directly in front of the win-
dow. And do not overlook the cosy
diningialcove, just to the left, with a
recessed space for a china cabinet.
You will like the convenient location
of the bathroom — between the two
bedrooms — and also the provision for a
closet in each bedroom, with an extra
guest closet off the vestibule. In fact,
the more carefully you study the May-
fair, the more delighted you will be
with its completeness in every way.
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The VAN DYKE
This beautiful Colonial home has the grace and dignity
combined with interior spaciousness that usually come
only in homes costing much more to build. It is this com-
bination of charm, comfort and economy that makes the
Van Dyke outstanding in popularity decades after its
model first flourished in the hospitable Colonies. The use
of the wide-lapped stained shingles for the exterior walls '
is most appropriate, however, siding would be in good
taste and will be furnished in place of the shingles at a
nominal extra cost.
From the moment you enter the Van Dyke through
the attractive Colonial entrance you are immediately
impressed with its air of roominess. Every detail of its
interior plan bespeaks comfort and hospitality. Not a fea-
ture is lacking that would make this a more desirable
home. And like all Liberty Homes the Van Dyke has
those fundamentals that insure lifetime satisfaction — yet
at a cost considerably less than you would pay for a
home of commonplace design, inferior construction and
materials. Height of ceilings 8 feet.
This entrancingly beautiful home, with its combina-
tion stone veneer and shingle exterior and harmonizing
stone chimney, will appeal to you strongly if you are
seeking a design that is distinctive without being overly
ornate. Shingles or siding may, of course, be used in
place of stone, if you so desire.
Among the Cavalier's many outstanding features are
the large, well-lighted rooms, eight closets, and the "at-
tached-garage" with its overhanging roof forming a
protected entrance. In fact, it has every feature that
you would expect to find in a home of the more preten-
tious type. Height of ceilings 8 feet.
To prospective home builders who have looked high
and low for an attractive, well planned, six-room home
at a price within the means of the average family, the
Worthington should have a strong appeal. It cannot help
but satisfy those who seek the maximum in living com-
fort for a small investment.
The floor plan arrangement is ideal with an unusually
large comfortable living room, dining room, kitchen and
three splendid bedrooms. One bedroom is conveniently
located on the first floor with a private toilet. Closet
space is ample. Shingles furnished for sidewalls with
the color of stain you prefer. Height of ceilings S'.
The ASHLAND-Jk Kooms of <2k*tm
and /Qeninement in tkh ftonuLat &e5iqn
This modern six-room dwelling, with a porch that
gives it a broad expanse of front, appeals especially to
those who want a home of generous proportions at a
An exceptionally large living room, with a fireplace at
one side and French door leading to the porch, is one of
the many attractive features of the well-planned interior.
Another is the wide studio window in the dining room.
Still another is the provision for a lavatory and toilet on
the first floor, in addition to the bathroom on the sec-
ond floor. Large closets are provided for each of the
three bedrooms and in addition there is the convenient
closet for linens opening off of the downstairs hall and
the handy guest closet off of the vestibule.
All in all, the Ashland is a striking example of the
many "plus values" that are incorporated in Liberty
Homes. The most painstaking care has been exercised
in the working out of every detail so as to insure a maxi-
mum of comfort and convenience to the thousands who,
when they buy a home, will want one that will give
them everything they have longed for. Height of ceil-
ings 8 feet.
Exterior design makes for desirability and determines
the true value of a home equally as much as the interior
arrangement. In the Richmond, a true Cape Cod Colonial
design, you have a home with an exterior that is perfect
to the smallest detail, and an interior arrangement that
provides the maximum in comfort and convenience. There
is something quite satisfying and restful about the Rich-
mond with its shingled sidewalls, the formal entrance,
quaint dormers, shuttered windows. The floor plan is of
a well established and popular type, having the entrance
in the center, a large living room on one side opening onto
the attractive side porch, and on the other side the dining
room and kitchen. Notice the attractive bay window in
the dining room with its built-in window seat. Adjoining
the large kitchen and handy to the living room is the rear
entry and down-stairs toilet.
The open stairway leads up out of the vestibule to a
roomy, well-lighted hall upstairs which connects with the
three bedrooms and bath. Although shingles are regularly
furnished for the sidewalls, siding would be in good taste
and will be furnished if desired. Height of ceilings, both
floors, 8 feet.
The ST. REGIS--0 Jjom* <$ Taitfal
"Peiiyn and Moomu Uniettot
In this popular home, the St. Regis, we are proud to
offer the very latest style of home, from the standpoint
of exterior design as well as interior arrangement. A de-
lightful balanced effect is given by the sweeping lines of
the roof which extends down past the chimney on one
side and over a trellised archway on the other side, giving
it a total frontage of 38 feet. The exterior may either
be shingled, as shown above, or finished with wide siding.
Notice how large and pleasant the rooms are and how
conveniently they are arranged. Height of ceilings first
floor 8'6", second floor 8'0". See detailed specifications
beginning on page 40.
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The NEWPORT-^ Veiled
(?ape (?od Colonial— Udeal Plan
This handsome and distinctive design has won for
itself a place high in the esteem of home-builders every-
where. With an exterior as delightful as the Newport, it
is not surprising to find its interior arrangement perfect
in every detail, with its generous size rooms providing the
maximum in comfort and convenience.
The shingled sidewalls, stained white or light gray ac-
cording to your particular preference are most appro-
priate although siding will be in good taste and will be
furnished instead of shingles at a nominal extra cost.
Ornamental shutters are furnished for the front and side
windows as shown in the illustration. Height of ceilings,
both floors, 8 feet.
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fin I/deal Qataae- attacked Six /Qoom -ffome
Planned on traditional lines of early New England
architecture and accommodated to the requirements of
present-day living, this prize-winning Cape Cod Colonial
design is a perfect example of sane, efficient planning.
Although compact, it has ample floor space with its well-
proportioned rooms arranged so as to afford the con-
venience and privacy all too often lacking in small homes.
Efficient planning should, and in the Nantucket does,
provide for the matter of low upkeep as well as original
building cost., Having eight-foot ceilings on both floors, it
is an easy and economical home to heat. The attached
garage is a particularly desirable feature from the stand-
point of appearance as well as convenience. Aside from
being a perfect, practical plan, it is also serene and restful
in appearance with the slatted colonial shutters which
frame the wide front windows adding the final touch of
good taste to its attractive exterior. It is a design that
will lend itself well to good landscaping and will prove
to be a sound and readily salable investment. Height
of ceilings 8 feet.
We take a great deal of pride in presenting the Tacoma
as we feel that it will meet a long-felt want in the hearts
of many. It not only has beauty in every detail of its
exterior, but an exceptionally well laid out interior plan
One of the features of the Tacoma which appeals to
many home builders, is to have a home in which you
have a complete living arrangement on the first floor and
have it practical at very little extra expense to have addi-
tional rooms finished off on the 2nd floor at some future
The regular price of the Tacoma includes the stairway
to attic, 2x8" 2nd floor joists, windows as shown and attic
flooring so that the arrangement shown on the suggested
plan below can be carried out at a minimum cost. The
price of the materials needed for completing the 2nd floor
plan as shown will be quoted on request.
Height of ceilings: first floor 8'6", second floor 8'0".
The exterior walls of the Tacoma are planned to be covered with
clear Red Cedar shingles, stained a rich brown. For the flower
boxes, window shutters, porch columns, etc., we suggest a light
cream color that will harmonize nicely with the brown shingles.
One cannot help but admire the beauty, refine-
ment and restfulness of this lovely design. With its
graceful entrance treatment, and the soft gray
shingle sidewalls, blending in perfectly with the
general exterior design, it is a home that is highly
desirable in any locality. Here, indeed, is a home
that invites home ownership. In selecting the
Cambridge you obtain the perfect combination
of an unusually attractive exterior and an ideal
interior plan, all at an astonishing low cost.
Height of ceilings first floor 8' 6", second floor
8'0". Front door design No. 9 as shown.
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The lasting satisfaction one derives from a home de-
pends largely on its exterior attractiveness and from that
standpoint, too, the Vernon is sure to win admiration. It
is one of the most interesting designs of the modern
architectural period— beauty— convenience— practicability
—roominess, all at a low cost. Rarely does one find a de-
sign with so many outstanding features.
The exterior walls are finished with wide-lapped
shingles stained white with the ornamental shutters to
give the desired contrast. Siding and paint may be sub-
stituted for the shingles and stain at a small additional
cost. The large attic space is made available by arrang-
ing the stairway as shown, conveniently located off the
dining room. While the first floor joists are 2 x 10" the
attic "floor joists are 2 x 8" with rough attic flooring
furnished for a space 14 feet wide. Two additional bed-
rooms may be finished off on the 2nd floor as suggested
below. A home such as this which provides such a per-
feet plan with ample provision for future expansion
deserves to win the sincere approval of all who see it.
Height of ceilings 8'6".
Suggested arrangement for 2nd floor. Price cover-
ing necessary materials will be quoted on request.
The LA SALLE
Here is a delightful five-room home that has met with
enthusiastic acceptance among home builders everywhere.
It is a design that seems to portray the suburban neigh-
borhood of happy, contented home owners.
Among the world's riches there are a few whose value
cannot be reckoned in terms of dollars and cents. Not
the least of these is that deep satisfaction which comes
from home-ownership — the knowledge that in your name
stands the title to a cottage on a quiet
street — a yard, a garden of beautiful
flowers — a refuge from the eternal pur-
suit of business — a home, within which
you will find most of the joy and hap-
piness that this life offers.
The LaSalle has the typical colonial
entrance in the center, balanced with
the attractive grouping of three win-
dows and flower box on each side. On
the end is the pleasant porch. Note the
exceptionally large, well-proportioned
living room. A fireplace may be con-
structed without any sacrifice to the
present convenient arrangement as
All in all the LaSalle is about as
perfectly designed a bungalow as any
home builder could wish for, It gives
just the right combination of coziness
with roominess, comfort and handsome
appearance, and its low price will be
the most welcome surprise of all. Height
of ceilings, either plan, 9 feet.
Suggested fireplace arrangement
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The attractive simplicity of design which charac-
terizes the Edmund makes it the ideal type of
home for those whose taste in architecture leans
toward the simple and dignified rather than the
ornate. With the shingles stained white, and the
Colonial slatted shutters in a pleasing shade of
brown, the effect is highly entrancing. The color
combination may, of course, be varied, according to
the taste of the individual purchaser, as we supply
both paint and stain in any color desired.
Differing from many of the other Liberty Homes
in floor plan, this model has a living room lighted
by three windows, one at the front, and two at the
sides. Besides being unusually large, the living
room has another feature that you cannot help but
appreciate — a convenient closet at the rear for guest
wraps. Each of the bedrooms also has its own
individual closet, and there is still another closet
off the hall which can be used either for clothing
or for linens, as desired.
A notable feature, seldom found except in large
size houses, is the dining alcove, located between
the living room and the kitchen. Imagine this cosy
room daintily furnished with a modern dining set,
and with bright colored curtains on the window'.
Could you think of anything that would contribute
more to making every mealtime an occasion to be
looked forward to?
Now glance at the convenient kitchen arrange-
ment! On one side, in a recessed nook, space is
provided for a range and a refrigerator, while on
the opposite side you can have a cabinet arrange-
ment like C-4, shown on page 46. With everything
arranged to best advantage, here is truly a step-
If you are planning on a moderately priced home,
and yet one that has every modem feature, we
commend this model to your careful consideration.
It would be difficult to find a five-
room home possessing a more attrac-
tive exterior or a more pleasing inte-
rior arrangement than the ultra-mod-
ern home here illustrated.
With the dining room located at
the very front of the house, and the
kitchen directly behind it in a pro-
jecting wing, both having windows
facing the street, the Fairfield marks
a distinct departure from other
styles of homes which have the kitchen
at the rear. This arrangement results
in the saving of a great many steps
from kitchen to front door when an-
swering the door-bell.
Extra wide studio windows in the
dinette and living room make both of
these rooms exceptionally light and
cheerful, while windows on two sides
of each bedroom provide not only an
abundance of light but also ample
cross-ventilation to keep them cool in
In addition to the two sleeping
rooms on the lower floor, there is
also space for two bedrooms on the
second floor, which is reached by a
stairway leading from the living room.
Height of ceilings 8 feet.
This beautiful bungalow has a host of friends, and
is indeed worthy of their admiration. Its exterior shows
a distinct character of its own, but the inside arrange-
ment of rooms in each of the two floor plans, the plac-
ing of the windows, the closets, all have the solid, sub-
stantial virtues that make a home practical to live in.
The Pilgrim is a perfect example of how it is possible
to have the desirable features of the more expensive
homes at a low cost.
Two floor plana are offered, Plan A with two bed-
rooms and plan B three bedrooms. In plan A the living
room extends across the entire front and if you desire a
fireplace, an ideal place for
it would be in the left wall
where the single window is
now located. Should you
intend to build a fireplace
we will omit this window
and furnish two smaller
casement windows, one for
each side of the fireplace,
at a small extra cost.
You have only to exam-
ine the floor plans of the
Pilgrim to see how well
family's needs have been
provided for. You have
only to read the complete
Liberty specifications to
know that the materials
are all of the finest qual-
ity and that the sound,
durable construction will
insure your satisfaction in
this wonderful home
throughout the years to
Height of ceilings, 8 feet
If you have dreamed of some day owning a home of
five cosy rooms downstairs to meet your family's present
needs, and with space for two additional sleeping rooms
upstairs in case you should later require them, the
Winslow is your dream come true. When you study the
floor plan below, one of the features that will appeal to
you is the location of the bedrooms — both on the same
side of the house, entirely closed off from the living
room and far enough away from the kitchen so that
those who wish to sleep may do so undisturbed by
other members of the family
who may be using the living
room or kitchen. It will be
noted also that the bath is lo-
cated as far as possible from the
living room, but is convenient to
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The large, well-proportioned
living room has an unusual
amount of light with the popu-
lar studio window at the front
and two regular size windows at
the side. The dinette arrange-
ment with the wide curved arch-
way connecting the living room
exemplifies the present-day trend
toward larger living rooms and
smaller dining rooms — while the
centrally located stairway, with
a door to close it off and elim-
inate the possibility of drafts, is
in keeping with the frequently
voiced desire of a great many
prospective home owners. Height
of ceilings 8 feet.
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The SENATOR — -0 IVondetfiu/ Hunj&Low
at a SutptiiinaLu Jlow (?o4t
The Senator, a typical American bungalow design is
a genuine prize winner. The wide roof with the attractive
dormer, the inviting porch, contribute their share to the
excellent proportions of this popular bungalow. Two floor
plans are offered. Plan A having five rooms, two of which
are bedrooms while Plan B has six rooms with three bed-
rooms. In Plan A you will find the entrance hall with
its guest closet for outer wraps. The living room has an
abundance of light and the wide archway connecting with
the dining room gives it added roominess and brightness.
The two big bedrooms
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(each with its own clos-
et) and the bathroom
open off the hallway giv-
ing this side of the house
much desired privacy.
The cellar stairway leads
down from the kitchen
very handy to the rear
door. Plan B is arranged
with three splendid bed-
rooms in addition to the
well proportioned living
room, dining room and
kitchen. Each bedroom
has its own closet. The
bathroom is convenient-
ly located in the rear off
of the hall which con-
nects with the two bed-
rooms and dining room.
To provide access to the
cellar the grade entrance
addition described on
page 47 should be used.
For the man who desires
a modest home we know
of no better investment
than the Senator. Height
of ceilings 8'6".
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This artistic bungalow has always appealed to those
who want a large well-planned home yet must keep the
cost down as low as possible. Although the Lafayette has
considerable floor space, much real comfort and genuine
charm, it is priced so amazingly low that many people
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ask us how we do it. Certainly they find no signs of
economizing in the quality or quantity of materials, no
skimping anywhere. The economy is achieved in our own
plant management. You enjoy the perfect fruit of our
efforts — a home that fulfills your most cherished dreams;
at several hundred
dollars less than you
expected to pay.
Plan "A" offers
six rooms and bath
with the cellar
located leading down
from the hall and
near the kitchen.
Plan "B" provides
two bedrooms and
bath besides the Liv-
ing room, Dining
room and Kitchen.
For the sidewall
shingles a rich brown
shingle stain is fur-
nished with white
paint for all outside
trim. This home is
entirely in white.
Height of ceilings
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The Castlewood is a design which proves that you do
not need a lot of money to own the kind of a home that
meets all your needs for comfort and appearance, as well
as sturdiness. Notice the splendid large living room in
either plan, the roomy bedrooms, each with its own
closet and the large kitchen which can be arranged to
provide ample space for dining. Plan B has been designed
with a convenient grade cellar stairway arrangement,
which will be preferred by those who desire a basement.
Shingles are furnished for the sidewalls as shown with
the color of shingle stain you prefer. Ornamental shutters
are furnished for all front and side windows. All windows
have the top sash divided lights as shown. Front door is
our Colonial design No. 10. If you wish to order the
Castlewood without the shutters the credit as explained
on page 42 will be $4.00 per pair. All-in-all, for a home
that is in such good taste and one so economical to build,
the Castlewood deserves your earnest consideration,
Height of ceilings 8 feet.
The CLINTON-^ SpUnduL PUm
UnlwcpaMed in l/alue
The importance of good architectural service in the
huiltling of a modest home is demonstrated clearly in the
Clinton Here you have a design whose proportions are
perfect in every detail, giving the exterior that attractive
appearance which is always admired but so rarely ob-
tained in the small home.
The Clinton is available in two sizes as shown, Plan A
being 20'x28' and Plan B 28'x24'. Gray stain is furnished
for sidewall shingles. All windows have the divided top
and bottom sash as shown. Ornamental blinds furnished
for front windows. Front door design 10. Porch floor
and outside steps cement. Height of ceilings 8 feet.
The COLUMBIA- 4m*cti™ - Wall
Planned - /low In (?o5t
The Columbia is a type of home that has proved its
merit and economy over a period of years. It is a design
that is in good taste in any community and one that of-
fers a maximum of room area at a minimum cost.
The large attic space is a feature that is especially de-
sirable as it provides ample space for two extra bed-
rooms should they be needed. In Plan "C" the stairway
to the attic is furnished leading up from the living room
with the attic flooring being furnished. In Plans "A" and
"B" this feature can be had at an additional cost which
will be quoted on request.
Height of ceilings 1st floor 8'6". Height of attic at cen-
ter 9 l / 2 feet.
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111 the Sheridan you have positive proof that comfort,
practicability and good taste can be combined in a home
of modest cost. Its exterior manifests quality and durabil-
ity, and inside, the Sheridan with five comfortable rooms
and bath and the wide hospitable porch, fulfills all the
promises of its attractive exterior. Height of ceilings 8'6".
"Everything is Swell"
I am coming along great with my
Sheridan, we are putting on the in-
terior woodwork and laying the finish
flooring. Everything is sure swell, and
we are well satisfied. Lots of people
have se<'ti my house and no doubt you
will soon receive several more orders
from around here.
Otto Wadel, Wis.
"Praised by Everyone"
I can't find words to express how well
pleased I am with my Liberty Home,
and for the excellent materials you
furnished. My Liberty Home is an
outstanding home in this locality, ami
the people who stop to inspect it all
readily say that the material is of an
unusual fine quality.
A. Thompson, Ohio
Everything is going fine with the house,
and I am well satisfied with the mate-
rials. Everyone who has watched it
going up, and there have been many,
all were surprised at how fast it went
up, also were surprised at the good
grade of material.
Juhn M. Ryan, Minn.
Many people who have longed for a cozy home of their own have
found their choice in the National. Rarely indeed will you find the
convenience in a bungalow, available at so low a cost, as you secure
in the National, The large porch, the ideal arrangement of the rooms,
the privacy of the bedrooms and bath, make the National a favored
design among home-builders everywhere. Height of ceilings 8 feet.
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For those preferring only two bed-
rooms we offer an alternate plan of
the Delaware which we will be glad
to send on request.
It is easy to see why the Delaware is a big favorite with
home-builders everywhere. In appearance, economy in
building, arrangement and size of rooms, it is an ideal home
for the average family.
The large attractive porch is very convenient. There is
also the advantage of the large attic space which can be
finished off any time later on to give extra bedrooms. If you
wish to make use of the large attic space which has a height
of over 8 feet we will furnish complete attic stairs with door
to same from living room and flooring for the attic at a
small additional cost. For those who desire a home that
will give a great deal of comfort and convenience at a very
low cost, we heartily recommend the Delaware. Height of
ceilings 8 '6".
A perfect gem of small home design. Its
floor plan features the latest and most efficient
ideas of comfort and efficiency.
To get an attractive, well-planned home like the Beverly
for so little cost is a happy surprise to home builders. You
can save even more by building it yourself in your spare
time. Everything is made so simple with all measuring and
sawing done in advance for you that no previous experience
is needed. Shingles are furnished for sidewalls with either
Silver Gray or Rich Brown stain as preferred. Height of
ceilings 8' 6".
A distinctive little bungalow that has an artistic indi-
viduality usually found only in the larger and more
expensive homes. It is well planned with all the comfort
and convenience of a five-room home.
The attractive exterior of the Eden with its shingled side-
walls, enhanced by the hospitable porch and shuttered win-
dow, gives a distinct impression of quality. You have only
to read the detailed specifications beginning on next page
to know that the materials furnished are all of the finest
quality and that the sturdy construction will insure your
satisfaction with your investment throughout the years to
come. Height of ceilings 8' 6".
J^opulat CJata^e -ffome
If you have purchased your lot but are not ready to build
your future home, you can save a large sum in rent by build-
ing this practical garage home which will provide temporary,
yet comfortable, living quarters for your family until your
permanent home is completed. In designing the Erie Garage
Home the construction of the floors, sidewalls, and partitions
has been arranged to make it possible for you to convert it
into a 2 -car garage quickly and at a minimum expense,
giving you a well-built, insulated garage that will be in keep-
ing with the permanent home you build later on. When
requested we will furnish exterior door complete in back wall
of kitchen for $9.75 extra.
for the Erie Garage Home
Floor Joists — 2x6" — 24" on centers, over-
laid with Clear Douglas Fir flooring
2 %2x2 3"8", evenly matched.
Single 2x4" plate is used at the bottom
and a double 2x4" plate at the top of all
walls and partitions.
Wall and Partition Studding— 2x4"— 24"
on centers. (Wallboard not furnished.)
Ceiling Joists — 2x4" — 24" on centers.
Rafters — 2x4" — 24" on centers.
4x6" built-up Girder furnished under cen-
1 x 6" roof boards laid tight covered with
Green Mineral Surfaced roll roofing.
6" T & G Drop siding for sidewalls.
2 coats of paint furnished for siding and
outside trim, 2 coats of varnish fur-
nished for all interior woodwork except
Interior woodwork consisting of 2-member
base and shoe for all rooms and jambs
and backhand style trim for all in-
Height of ceilings 8'.
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Liberty Homes are Famous
The sturdiness of a house depends upon two things. — (l) the
quality and kind of the materials used and (2) the method of
construction followed. One is as essential as the other.
Liberty Homes are sturdy homes because the
materials which go into them are the proper kind
for the particular place used and are of unques-
tionable quality — selected and graded with un-
usual care. But this is not all! Every joist, every
stud, every header, every rafter, is of the right
size and strength necessary to support the maxi-
mum load it is expected to carry. Every piece
of framing material is cut accurately to insure
snug-fitting joints. The joists and studding are
doubled around openings and properly braced
at all crucial points so that there is no sagging
or swaying. The completed structure stands firm
and solid — strong and sturdy, from foundation
to peak of roof. There is no better type of con-
struction than that used in Liberty Homes, as
ycu will see when you read the detailed specifi-
cations which follow.
Here's What Goes Into a Liberty Home!
No. 1 Fir, carefully selected for quality and
strength and thoroughly seasoned. This material is
all machine surfaced on four sides to standard
width and thick-
ness, accurately cut
lo fit and marked
to conform with
the complete detail
No. 1 Fir, built
up of three 2xS's
are furnished for
all homes except-
ing the Castle-
wood, Clinton A,
Eden, and Sheri-
dan which have
girders built up
of three 2x6's.
furnished with all homes excepting the Castlewood,
Clinton A, Eden, and Sheridan which have 2x8"
floor joists spaced 24" on centers. In all 2-story
designs the second floor joists are 2x8" spaced 16"
Heavy Box Sill
Foundation Wall Plates
2x6" Wall Plates are furnished for around the
entire top of foundation wall.
Floor Joist Headers
2x8" Headers are furnished for across ends of
floor joists (see illustration) forming a "Box Sill
Main Floor Joists
2x8" first floor joists spaced 16" on centers are
2x8" Attic Floor
Joists, spaced 16"
on centers are fur-
nished with all de-
signs where attic
stairs are furnished
to provide access
to the attic.
2 x 6" Ceiling
Joists spaced 16"
on centers are fur-
nished for all de-
signs except the
Clinton A and
Eden which have 2x4" ceiling joists 16" on centers.
2x6" Main Roof Rafters, 24" on centers, are fur-
nished for all homes except the Castlewood, Clinton
A, Eden and Sheridan which have 2x4" rafters 24"
on centers with collar beams furnished as required.
For the Van Dyke 2x4" rafters are furnished 16"
Wall and Partition Plates
A single 2x4" plate is used at the bottom and a
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double 2x4" plate at the top of all walls and par-
titions. This forms a "Fire Stop" which prevents
any circulation of air between the studding from
cellar to attic, thereby reducing the fire hazard and
in addition results in a much warmer and more
2x4" spaced 16" on centers for all outside walls and
partitions. Studs and headers are doubled around
openings. Triple studs furnished at corners.
Bridging — Tie Plates
Cross-bridging, cut to fit ready to nail in place is
furnished for all floor joist spans. On all spans up to
12 feet a single row of bridging is furnished. On all
spans 14 feet and over two rows of bridging are
1x6" selected No. 2 Silver Fir, cut to fit, is fur-
nished as a sub-floor for entire floor surface on both
first and second floors and for sidewall sheathing on
all exterior walls under the siding or shingles. Silver
Fir is one of the finest materials available for use as
sheathing. Heavy asphalted insulating building paper
is supplied for between the subflooring and finish
flooring on both floors and between the sidewall
sheathing and siding or shingles on the sidewalls.
1x4" Silver Fir roof boards, spaced 2" apart are
furnished for all roof surfaces. Spacing the roof
boards in this manner permits air to get at the
shingles underneath thereby insuring a long lasting
roof. When Asphalt shingles are ordered, 1x6" roof
boards are furnished laid tight.
All necessary furring material is furnished as re-
quired. This includes 2x2" material to fur out par-
titions for soil pipe, 1x6" partition backing, etc.
16" No. 1 "Certigrade" Red Cedar shingles, laid
with a 5" exposure, are furnished for both the main
roof and porch roofs. These high grade shingles.
100% edge-grain, 100% clear and 100% heartwood
can be expected to have a life of more than 35 years
under average conditions. They are guaranteed by
the manufacturer to give satisfactory service for not
less than 25 years. (Shingle stain for roof shingles
Barrett's guaranteed Asphalt shingles are optional
in place of the Red Cedar shingles for the roof at
the extra price as quoted on price list. Slaters felt
is furnished to be applied under the asphalt shingles.
Illustrated folder describing the Barrett's shingle will
be sent on request.
Sidewalls — Siding
J^x8" Clear Redwood or Red Cedar Bevel siding
(our option) with metal miters for corners, is fur-
nished for the sidewalls of the Vernon and LaSalle.
For all other designs showing siding, J/£x6" Clear
Redwood or Red Cedar Bevel siding (our option) is
Sidewalls — Shingles
16" No. 1 "Certigrade" Red Cedar Shingles are
furnished for finishing the exterior sidewalls of all
designs where shingled sidewalls are shown in the
illustration. These shingles are the same high quality
as the roof shingles, being 100% edgegrain, 100%
clear and 100% heartwood and when properly ap-
plied on sidewalls can be expected to last indefinitely.
Shingles are laid in single courses with an exposure
of 7" to the weather except on the Brighton, Cava-
lier, Cornell, Worthington, Winslow, Fairfield and
May fair designs which have the sidewall shingles laid
in double courses (two layers of shingles in each
course) with a 12" exposure to the weather. Pitts-
burgh "Tor-on" Shingle stain is furnished for two
full brush coats in the color you prefer, either Silver
Gray, Rich Brown or White.
If siding should be desired in place of the sidewall
shingles we will substitute your preference of either
l / 2 xb" or H xS " bevel siding with three coats of
paint at a small additional cost which will be quoted
Complete materials are furnished for porches ex-
cept where design calls for masonry construction. All
porch columns and newels are completely assembled
Porch railing, balusters, etc., machined ready to be
fitted in place. Porch flooring is selected Clear
Douglas Fir, ffx2->£". Clear matched ceiling, i%"
face is supplied for overhead ceiling of all porches.
This ceiling is all machined to a smooth finish, ready
for the exterior varnish which is furnished for two
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Exterior Mouldings and Trim
All mouldings, corner boards, brackets, including
facia and frieze boards are clear, machined to a
smooth finished surface and furnished complete in
required sizes and in lengths sufficiently long to
allow for accurate fitting.
Clear matched ceiling, 3J4" face is furnished for
all open cornices.
Doors — Exterior
The various types of exterior doors are as shown
in illustration. All doors are first quality, manufac-
tured with solid rails, solid stiles, solid raised panels
and are glazed as
shown. Design No. 1
door is furnished for
all rear entrances. De-
sign No. 6 is used
where plan calls for
entrance to side porch
as in the Richmond
and Ashland designs.
All front doors are
furnished according to
the type as shown in
illustration of home.
Dtsicr. No. I Dlsism Ho 2 Dejicm Mo.3
Desicn No.G Design No.9 Dlsigu Ko.tO
Doors — Interior
All inside doors arc
standard size, fur-
nished in the modern
and attractive two-
panel design having
beautiful rotary cut
Fir panels. Closet
doors are furnished for
Door and Window Jambs
All jambs are furnished for Lath and Plaster con-
strue! ion. If you intend using wallboard with no
plaster finish your order should specify the thickness
of the wallboard you are using so proper size jambs
can be furnished.
All material for outside steps is accurately cut to
fit, bundled, ready to nail together. Steps are not
furnished for either front or rear when porch floors
or stoops are cement. In such cases the steps should
also be of cement.
Complete materials, machined and ready to as-
semble, are furnished for ilower boxes and supporting
brackets where shown in illustration.
All material necessary for trellises is furnished
where shown in illustration.
Ornamental window shutters are furnished com-
plete as shown in illustration with screws for fas-
tening shutters to wall. If you desire to have the
shutters omitted on your order the credit will be
.S4.00 per pair.
Selected Clear Douglas Fir finish flooring
f§x2^", evenly matched and well suited for a
varnished floor is furnished throughout. Select oak
flooring, Hx2j4", is optional and will be substi-
tuted for the Fir flooring where desired at an
additional cost. At the extra cost quoted on price
list Select Oak flooring will be furnished to cover
the entire floor surface in the main rooms which in-
clude the living and dining rooms, front halls and
1x6" Selected Silver Fir Sheathing is furnished for
attic floor when attic stairs are shown. In the Ta-
coma and Vernon designs the attic floor covers the
entire area where the future rooms are shown on
suggested second floor plan, In other designs having
attic stairs the attic flooring is furnished to cover a
space 14 feet wide through center of attic.
Door and Window Frames
All door and window frames are manufactured
from clear White Pine. Pulley stiles are cut for
pockets and are bored for pulleys. All members are
machined to exact size, each frame bundled sep-
arately and ready to assemble. All frames have
special offset for screens and storm sash. Exterior
door frames arc furnished with oak thresholds.
All sash are manufactured from clear White Pine
— the finest sash produced — glazed with fine quality
window glass which is well lacked and puttied.
Windows are furnished with plain or divided sash
to conform with illustrations of the various de-
signs as pictured in the catalog.
All interior woodwork complete for windows, door
casings, door jambs, stops, baseboards, base shoe,
stairwork, etc., is manufactured from clear selected
kiln-dried Arkansas Soft Pine. This satin-like In-
terior Trim is of close fiber, fine grain, free from pitch
and resinous oils and is of uniform texture through-
out. As Arkansas Soft Pine contains no oily or res-
inous content to later work through and discolor the
finished effect it is ideal for either a natural varnish,
slain and varnish or enamel finish. It takes the ap-
plied color treatment, absorbing them evenly over the
entire surface and eliminates all hazard of blotchy
or spotty appearance. AH interior finish is carefully
machined to a smooth, satin-like finish and carefully
packed to insure reaching you in perfect condition.
The most efficient planning and construction arc
incorporated in Liberty Stairs. The intricate work
of stair making is all done for you by modern ma-
chinery here in our factory. Stair posts are assembled
and the treads, risers, mouldings, railings and
balusters, ready to be fitted in place. Cellar stairs as
well as stairs to the attic are furnished complete
where shown on plans.
All finish hardware for the doors and windows is
furnished complete. Mortise locksets manufactured
by Corbin in a new modern attractive design,
finished in dull brass are furnished for all doors.
Loose pin mortise butts 3 l /2x3 l / 2 " also in brass finish
are furnished for all doors. Special ball bearing
double acting floor hinge and bevel plate glass push
plates size 3x12" furnished for the swinging door to
kitchen. Sash locks and sash lifts are furnished for
all check rail windows in a non-rusting sanded brass
finish. Casement window butts and catches for all
All building hardware supplies are furnished com-
plete as required including sash cord, counterbalanc-
inp weights and pulleys for all check rail windows,
not dipped zinc coated shingle nails, all other nails
and brads of proper size and quantities. Heavy
weight asphalt saturated insulating paper is fur-
nished for between the sub-flooring and finish floor-
ing and between the sidewall sheathing and siding
All tinwork supplies as required are furnished
including ridge roll, ornamental hip shingles, roll
valley tin, metal corners for mitered siding, chimney
flashings, etc. This material is all standard 28 gaupe
heavily galvanized. Eave troughs and down spouts
not furnished. Sheet metal work for bays on Worth-
ington and Richmond designs not furnished.
Outside Painting Materials
Pittsburgh Paint Products are furnished for all
exterior work. White lead and pure linseed oil paint
for three full coats, a prime coat and two finish
coats, are furnished in pure white or any color
selected for the siding and all exterior trim. The
necessary quantities of pure linseed oil and turpen-
tine are furnished for thinning. Pittsburgh's long-
wearing "Florhide" Porch Floor Enamel is furnished
for two coats on porch floors and steps. Color card
showing outside paints, porch floor enamels, inside
enamels and stains, from which you can choose the
colors you prefer for your home will be mailed
Finishing Interior Woodwork
Strictly pure gum shellac and water-spar quick
drying varnish or oil stain and water-spar varnish
are furnished for all interior woodwork including
doors and trim, window trim, stair work, baseboards,
etc., for two full coats. If Enamel finish is preferred,
we will furnish a high quality four-hour quick dry-
ing Enamel in either semi-gloss or high-gloss finish
for the woodwork in any room at no extra charge.
Enamel finish is very practical and desirable and
when used a special prepared undcrcoatcr is fur-
nished for the first coat to give a proper base under
the Enamel. No wallpaper, paints or enamels are
furnished for inside walls or ceilings.
Finishing Interior Floors
For interior floors a Natural Finish is recom-
mended. For a Natural Finish we furnish sufficient
quick-drying water-spar varnish for two full coats.
If stained floors are desired we will furnish oil stain
in the finish you prefer for the first coat. When Oak
flooring is ordered a natural oak paste filler is fur-
nished in addition to two full coats of water-spar
Fireplace and Chimneys
Although on some of the plans the location of
fireplaces and chimneys is suggested according to our
best judgment, we believe it best to leave the final
decision up to the home builder himself. Therefore.
the materials are not cut for fireplace or chimney
openings, and you may locate the chimneys where
you prefer. If you do not want a fireplace you need
not build it at all. No materials for fireplaces or
chimneys arc furnished (sec masonry materials).
The prices of such items as brick, sand, gravel,
cement, wallboard. plaster lath and plaster arc so
nearly the same in all localities it is to the advantage
of our customers to secure these materials from their
local mason supply dealer as needed. By doing so,
they can start the foundation work in time to have
it completed when the Liberty Home arrives. It is
of utmost importance that the foundation be built
correctly. We, therefore, furnish complete founda-
tion plans, which are prepared for each individual
order showing the proper foundation construction.
There is no charge for this service. Our aim is to
aid our customers in every possible way to secure a
first-quality home in the safest, quickest, most prac-
tical way and at the very lowest expenditure.
Liberty Owners Tell Us:
Ifout Jlumbet 3* tka 7tne4t IVe £vet *?aw"
His Home Is Greatly Admired
"My home is a very attractive one and is much admired.
I shall be very glad to answer any letters of inquiry in
regard to my experience with the 'Brighton.' and by per-
.-onal contact to give you a hearty endorsement. Your
treatment has been very courteous, the excellent quality of
materials furnished has been acknowledged by everyone,
the building has gone together smoothly, and everything
has been entirely satisfacory."
Edson J. Cheever. New Hampshire
Strongest Constructed House
"My 'Wellington B' is now about 75 per cent complete
and I am more than satisfied with it. The material is the
finest that has ever gone into a building in this district.
I have two carpenters working for me and they tell me it
is the strongest constructed house that they have ever
built. We have plenty of material for everything, and the
drawings arc very easy to understand."
Paul S. Hcrgcnrothcr, Pennsylvania
The Talk Of The Town
"Our new home is certainly creating a lot of interest in
this little town of 500. I think most of the population has
inspected it. Our carpenter thinks the lumber is excellent
and doesn't see how you do it for the price you ask."
Mrs. K. F. Smith, Illinois
House Unharmed By Hurricane
"I have only the highest praise for Liberty Homes, and
especially as to their durability. In the recent hurricane,
our home certainly stood the test. All around us the trees
were torn up by the roots, and houses were swept from
their foundations. Vet our house stood unharmed through
it all. It certainly speaks well for the durability of Liberty
Homes." E. S. Haines, Connecticut
Amazed At Fine Quality
''We are more than pleased with the quality of the lum-
ber and the ease of erection of our Liberty Home. Passers-
by exclaim at the rapidity of construction, and carpenters
of many years' experience say they have never seen better
lumber. We have found that the people are especially
interested in the fine quality of the lumber, the fact that
every piece is available, the very fine flooring, the smooth-
as-satin window frames, and the fact that paint and interior
finish for wood-work and floors is provided."
Hilary Lamb, Indiana
Dealers Admit Lumber Is O.K.
"We are progressing very well with our two houses.
The material was all received in very good condition and
am well satisfied with it. Some of the local lumber dealers
were over to see the material and had to admit it was all
O.K. You can refer anyone to me to see the houses and
I will gladly recommend them to anyone."
Win. Wiedeman, Iowa
—Ready to Erect
Paints, Varnish, Nails,
Glass, etc., All Included
No Extras to Buy!
1. Built-up girders.
2. Foundation wall plates.
3. Floor joist headers.
4. Floor joists.
5. Ceiling joists.
6. Collar beams as needed.
8. Wall and partition plates.
9. Studding 16" on centers and
doubled around openings.
10. Triple corner posts.
11. Tie plates.
12. Double cross bridging.
13. Roof boards.
14. Sidewall sheathing.
16. Partition furring.
17. Porch material as specified.
18. Outside steps. (Unless shown
19. Lifetime "Certigrade" Red
Cedar shingles for roof.
Guaranteed 25 years.
20. Clear Redwood or clear Red
Cedar bevel siding, or "Cer-
tigrade" Red Cedar shingles
21. All cornice material furnished
according to detail. Clear
matched ceiling over exposed
22. All mouldings as required.
23. All outside trim material,
clear selected stock.
24. Clear Douglas Fir finish
25. Clear Y.P. inside trim.
26. Clear Y.P. baseboard and
27. Main stairway complete.
28. Basement and attic stairs
complete where shown on
29. Attic flooring.
30. All exterior and interior
31. Door and window frames.
32. Window sash already glazed
with clear flat drawn glass.
33. Flower boxes with brackets
as shown in illustration.
34. Ornamental window blinds
where shown in illustration.
35. All nails in sizes required and
36. Hot dipped zinc coated nails
for roof shingles.
37. Heavily galvanized flashings
for chimneys, valleys, ridge
roll, hip shingles, etc.
38. Waterproof insulating build-
ing paper for floors and
39. Corbin locksets for all doors,
hinges, push plates, window
40. Three full coats Pittsburgh
Paints for siding and all ex-
terior trim. Shingle stain for
two full brush coats for side-
wall shingles. Necessary oil,
turpentine, etc. furnished.
Water-spar varnish, stains,
enamels, for 2 coats interior
floors and trim.
41. Complete architects plans
and working instructions.
At the prices quoted on the homes
shown in this catalogue, we pay all
the freight charges to any point in
the 21 states listed below.
Shipment Made in 10 to 15 Days Follow-
ing Receipt of Order and reaches
destination usually in 4 to 5 days.
(J T WOULD require dozens of pages to re-
— * produce the multitude of letters which we
have received from Liberty Home Owners tell-
ing how well pleased they are over the tremen-
dous savings they made as compared with what
they would have had to pay for a home of the
same quality and size at the prices charged by
builders or contractors in their own locality.
The letters below are typical examples of
what our customers say. Read them. They are
conclusive proof that you can save hundreds
of dollars by taking advantage of the Liberty
Ready-Cut System when you build your new
A Saving Of At Least $2,000
"We are living in our new home and are
sure satisfied with it and your prompt serv-
ice and treatment. I consider the material
first class, and will say I have saved at least
S2.000 as compared with what it would have
cost me if I had bought material at home."
A. B. Hills, Pennsylvania
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Cost $1,000 To $1,500 Less
"My wife and I, with the help of two men the first
two weeks, did the entire job other than the plastering
and brick masonry. I have been advised that a similar
house constructed locally cost from SI. 000 to SI. 500 more."
Lawrence Mai tin, Vermont
Better Materials, Yet Saved $1,000
"I received the Liberty ready-cut home and can honestly
say the material is much better than any I could have
bought locally. I saved at least $1,000.00. Anyone who
wants to save money and can drive a nail has no excuse
for not owning a Liberty."
Russell Thompson, Indiana
Price Amazes Carpenters
"The material you sent for the Columbia 'A' is the
best that any carpenter has seen around here. It was all
clearly marked and blueprints complete in every respect
and your instructions were clear. There have been several
first class carpenters inspecting my home and all asked
me how much the lumber cost me. The closest guess was
S '.300.00. They call me a liar, but I show them the bill
and then they just shake their heads."
Steve Drahushak. New York
Lumber Dealers Wanted $550 More
"We received our 'Clinton B' Liberty Home in perfect
condition. We have had a number of inquiries about
costs, etc. and most of the inquiries are: 'How can such
good materials be put up at such low cost?' We secured
estimates from local and nearby dealers for same amount
of material. They asked $550.00 more for same."
O. A. Johnson, Connecticut
Saved $700 On Materials
"The carpenter who is doing the work
erecting our 'Clinton' certainly likes work-
ing with your materials. This is his first
experience building a Liberty Home and
he hopes to put up many more of them.
We can truthfully say that we have already
saved about S700.00."
Joseph Patko, New Jersey-
Others Asked Over Twice As Muih
"The 'Dover' house that I bought from you in May
is just completed by me and my son-in-law in our spare
time and he is moving in on the 29th. We employed a
carpenter for two weeks on the frame. With all the bath-
room fixtures, plumbing, lights and everything up to date,
1 have less than S2,000 in the place. I have been offered
SI. 000 above the cost for my labor in my spare time
which I think is pretty good. One of my local dealers said
he wanted S2.000 for the lumber that you furnished for
less than SI. 000. We had a great time building it — nothing
to it! Never worked at the carpenter trade, just a little
handy." Albert W. Vinton, Massachusetts
Saved At Least $500
"I find material of first grade, as good, if not better,
than I could have bought locally. I also know that anyone
can put one up without carpenter experience, and that
I saved at least S500.00 on our home."
B, O. Shadman. Pennsylvania
Figures He Saved $1,500
•'Received my Wellington 'A* in fine condition and it
certainly is fine lumber. It is as nice lumber as I have
ever seen going into a house. There have been a few
lumber salesmen around and have admired the lumber very
much. We have the home almost under roof. Everything
has fit fine and the blueprints are easily understood. Also
we have done all the work ourselves outside of getting a
man to help put the roof on and a bricklayer to put the
fireplace and chimney up. We dug our own foundation by
hand, laid up the foundation, then put up all the house-
framing. We figure that wc saved about SI. 500. 00 on
labor and materials and are thankful that we sent for
your catalog when we did."
Albert M. Mohn, Wisconsin
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Practical Modem Kitckeni
Kitchen cabinets may be had in any of the arrangements here shown.
They are designed to provide a maximum of convenience, being equipped
with sliding breadboards and adjustable shelves. Bottom sections are 20
inches deep, providing a large work-table area. The upper sections are 12
inches deep. When you write and tell us which Liberty Home you are
thinking about purchasing, we will suggest the type of cabinet that is
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The Cabinets shown at the top of the
page, Cabinets C-l and C-2, are designed
for exterior walls 12 feet or more in
Cabinets C-3 and C-4 are adapted to
exterior walls 12 feet in length or less.
If cabinet is desired for an interior
wall, styles C-5 and C-6 are most prac-
All cabinets are supplied in natural
wood, unpainted, complete hardware
fittings are furnished, together with
stain and varnish or enamel to match
other kitchen woodwork.
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Special Features You May Desire
The various items illustrated below are not
included in the materials regularly furnished for
Liberty Homes, because many of our customers
wish to wait and purchase them when they need
them. It is more economical, however, to order
them so that they can be shipped along with
the materials for the house, thereby saving any
extra transportation charges. The prices of these
items will be found on the price list of Liberty
Window Screens — Combination Doors — Storm Sash
structed to give de-
pendable service for
many years. Zinc
coated screen wire
is used which is
complete ready for
fitting. Prices in-
You can save a
large portion of
your fuel cost each
year and enjoy
added comfort .by
home with storm
doors and storm
sash. Prices include
all hardware fit-
An ironing board built
in the wall is always clean
and handy for use. The
board is firmly supported
insuring absolute rigidity.
Price quoted applies only
when ordered with a Lib-
A convenient built-in
cabinet for your bathroom.
Contains mirror in door
size 14 by IS inches, 3
adjustable shelves 3J4"
deep. Requires rough open-
ing in wall 20" wide and
The wholesale prices for wiring supplies as quoted on price list cover all
necessary materials for the complete wiring of each home including Romcx
Sheathed Cable in size 14-2 wire, all fixture boxes, switch boxes and base plug
boxes equipped with the new approved suspension type metal hangers, special
entrance wire, conduit, ground wires and other fittings together with all neces-
sary accessory items such as friction tape, solder, etc., giving complete wiring
service up to the Power Company's lead-in wire. (Main Entrance switch, light
bulbs or light fixtures are not furnished.) All materials are endorsed by the
National Fire Underwriters Association.
Grade Entrance Addition
An enclosed grade entrance addition with stairs leading from
kitchen to the grade landing and grade door and from grade
landing to basement. Very con-
venient where cellar stairs are
not provided for in the regular
If you intend having a basement you should include in your
order' the number of cellar windows that are needed. Price
quoted includes everything complete, frame, two-light glazed
sash, and hardware. Make opening in foundation 2 feet 8
inches wide by 2 feet high and the frames can then be set in
place after wall is completed.
TO accommodate all our customers we of-
1 fer several different payment plans.
Naturally, the most economical way to buy
is for cash. But if it is not convenient for
you to forward the entire cash with your
order you may choose any one of the other
payment plans described below. All remit-
tances should be by certified check, bank
draft, money order or your own personal
Cash in Full with Order
A cash discount of Two Percent is allowed off
of the regular list price of any home when the
full amount is sent with the order. The list
price of each home is shown on the Freight
Paid Price List which is enclosed. This price
includes everything listed under the specifica-
tions, including prepaid freight, in accordance
with our guarantee.
f| One-Third with Order,
V Balance on Delivery
you prefer to send one-third of the list price
with your order, you may do so, and then pay
the remaining two-thirds when the materials
arrive and you take delivery. Under this plan
you are allowed the privilege of examining
the materials in the car before releasing pay-
ment of the balance. A cash discount of One
Percent is allowed off of the list price of any
home when one-third is paid with the order
and the balance on delivery.
Deposit the full list price of your home in
your own bank. Fill out the Order Blank.
Ask your bank to fill out the "Letter of De-
posit" on the back of the order. Mail the
order to us. The materials will be shipped to
you for five days' examination. The bank will
not release the money to us until the five-day
examination period is over, and you find every-
thing is satisfactory. Under this plan a cash
discount of Five Dollars is allowed off of the
regular list price.
• Building Loan
„ 3u are planning on financing your new
home through a Bank, Building & Loan Asso-
ciation or other financial institution we are
ready to co-operate by arranging terms of
payment that will be mutually satisfactory.
When you have made arrangements for your
loan, then fill out the Order Blank and mail it
to us with the name of the loaning agency you
are dealing with. No payment is required with
the order under these terms as we will arrange
with the loaning agency for payment as the
construction work progresses.
Monthly Payment Plan
Three Years to Pay
For homebuilders who find that it is not con-
venient to meet the regular cash terms, we
have developed a convenient monthly payment
plan which requires only a small down pay-
ment with the order, the balance being pay-
able in equal monthly payments extending over
a period of three years. If you own a lot free
and clear or the means to obtain one, and a
little cash besides, you can do like thousands
of our customers have done, who have used
this plan to secure homes of their own, and
who could never otherwise have done so. The
amount of the Down Payment and the
Monthly payments for each design are shown
on the Time Payment Price List which is
You have studied the house designs. You have studied the specifications. You have read the
letters from other Liberty Home builders. You have seen that Liberty Homes as pictured in this
book are designed by skilled architects and engineers, who planned homes that are staunch,
sturdy, practical, but also beautiful. One of these homes is just the home you want. Then don't
put off building it. Home ownership has been made so easy that you are simply wasting good
money if you keep on paying rent. You can be living in the home of your choice within a few
short weeks. Decide which of the payment plans listed above will be most convenient for you,
then write and let us help you with your plans at once.
Use the Order Blank on Next Paae
LIBERTY HOME -
TERMS OF PUR-
CHASE TO APPLY
ON THIS ORDER
Cash in full with
Ordered by . . .
Street or R.F.D.
LEWIS MANUFACTURING COMPANY,
BAY CITY, MICHIGAN
Enter my order for the
Liberty Home which is to be shipped as instructed
with the freight charges fully prepaid to my station.
Enclosed is payment of $
according to terms of purchase specified above.
It is understood that everything will be furnished complete, as
called for in the specifications, and that safe delivery to my
station is guaranteed.
DO NOT WRITE IN
OPTIONS TO BE INCLUDED
LETTER OF DEPOSIT
LEWIS MANUFACTURING COMPANY;
BAY CITY, MICHIGAN
has deposited with us
the sum of ($ )
which sum has been set aside as a special fund for you, and is to be released
and paid to you within five days after the arrival of the car with the materials for
the LIBERTY HOME ordered from you.
If said MR
should not be satisfied that the materials conform with the specifications as described
in the catalog of Liberty Homes, and so notifies us within the above five day period,
we will hold this deposit pending an investigation and will forward it to the LEWIS
MANUFACTURING COMPANY, Bay City, Michigan, immediately upon being
that a satisfactory adjustment has been made.
NAME OF BANK
SIGNATURE OF OFFICER
Materials Shipped to You
for Your Inspection
C7 f) "UTHOUT your paying us a single
Ul/ penny in advance, we will ship to
your station all materials for any Liberty
Home you order. Keep your money right
in your own bank. Just fill out both sides
of the order blank at the back of this cata-
log, mail it to us, and we will ship you the
materials so that you can examine them and
see that every-
thing is exactly
as we have rep-
A Liberty owner
inspecting the materials
for his new home.
You can keep the materials for five
days, so that you will have ample time to
inspect them thoroughly. Not until you
have found that the materials meet with
your unqualified approval will your bank
release the purchase money to us. Can
you think of any offer that could be
DO IT NOW! Look over the Liberty
Home designs. Decide upon the one that
suits you best, and mail your order to us
today. The home of your dreams
will be on its way to you with-
out the slightest delay, and we
pledge the resources and abili-
ties of our entire organization to
the end that you may be satis-
fied and happy in your Liberty
will be satisfied
with any Liberty
Home you buy.
No Risk ar All!
The materials for Liberty Garages are all of the same
high quality as used in Liberty Homes. Specifications
include floor plate 2x4" embedded in concrete. Studding
2x4" on 24" centers. Rafters 2x4" on 24" centers. Clear
Red Cedar Shingles for roof. Clear drop siding for entire
sidewalls and gables except Ideal Garage which has 1x6"
sheathing and Red Cedar shingles. Garage doors and
swinging casement windows furnished as shown. All
necessary nails, paint or stain for two full coats. Ma-
terials for floors not furnished as concrete is generally
All lumber is furnished accurately cut to fit, enabling
any handy man to build a Liberty Garage without diffi-
culty. Complete working plans and detailed instructions
are furnished free.
Save the Freight by Ordering Your Garage Shipped
with Your Liberty Home.